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Windows 7: Start menu not working as it used to

12 Oct 2009   #1
peterppc

Win 7 RTM
 
 
Start menu not working as it used to

Hello.

When I installed Windows 7, some programs would have a little arrow on its shortcut on the start menu that would let me do some actions (eg, word editor would let me view recently open files, media player would let me play/pause songs, messenger would let me open a conversation window). (BTW, I don't know what this feature is called - i attached a screenshot).



But now, the arrows are still there, but when I hover my mouse over them or click them, nothing happens. Why is it not working as before and how do I make it work again?

Thanks.


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12 Oct 2009   #2
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

right click start orb, select properties, costomize, welcome to SevenForums, I believe you may be talking about the famed jump lists. Like them use them alot, good luck to you.
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12 Oct 2009   #3
peterppc

Win 7 RTM
 
 

My "open submenus..." option is ticked on but it still does not work.
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12 Oct 2009   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peterppc View Post
My "open submenus..." option is ticked on but it still does not work.
Sorry that did not work for you. I will look some more for a solution. Good luck to you.
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12 Oct 2009   #5
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

How about this not set on zero is it.
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12 Oct 2009   #6
peterppc

Win 7 RTM
 
 

it's set to 10
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12 Oct 2009   #7
peterppc

Win 7 RTM
 
 

Power Patrick from neowin showed me this post from SevenForums > Start Menu Jumplist Not Working - Windows 7 Forums

So, as user kevvin said, the problems is that we removed the IsShortcut alue from the lnkfile key. Well, that's the problem, but I won't have my jumplists back because there's no way i'll enable those ugly arrow icons again.

Anyway, thanks all who helped me.
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12 Oct 2009   #8
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Thanks peterppc,
Thanks for sharing this with us. Maybe someone has a fix for this. Good luck to you!
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12 Oct 2009   #9
peterppc

Win 7 RTM
 
 

Thanks, myzr7

I did a little research and now I have no arrow icons and jump lists working.

If any user is experiencing this:

1. rewrithe the IsShortcut value in the lnkfile key (you removed it, you'll know how to redo it) - Now you'll have jumplists working.
2. to remove the arrow shortcut icons, save this as .reg and run:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons]
"29"=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,\
  25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,\
  00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,35,00,30,00,\
  00,00
and the arrow icons will be gone.

Thanks all. Consider this solved.
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